November 28, 2015

Personal Branding Blog

Personal Branding Blog

The Personal Branding Blog is part of the Small Business Trends Publisher Channel, offering branding and career advice from Dan Schawbel and his team of experts. The blog helps professionals build a powerful brand to remain competitive in the job market.

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Coping with the Office Narcissist

Have you had a run-in with the office narcissist? Whether its a coworker, subordinate or boss, this person is just plain toxic. And you can just forget about any amount of training ever turning him or her around. Sometimes it's necessary to just remove a person from your team and move on.

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3 Rules of Thumb for Maximizing Twitter

There's no need to live in fear of Twitter. It could be very useful for your small business. Here are some good tips to think about concerning your small business's Twitter strategy.


Get Better Email Responses with These Tips

You can multiply the effectiveness of any emails you write -- whether for business or marketing purposes -- depending upon how you write them and when you send them.

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Are You Making These Body Language Mistakes?

You can say a lot around the office without even uttering a word. Yes, your body language can "say" so much. In that spirit, here are some pointers on body mechanics to avoid.

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Financial Benefits to Being Kind to Others

Kindness is a pay-it-forward type of quality. But how you interact with others -- especially in a nice way -- can mean profits for your small business.

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What Not To Say at Work or Around the Office

There are some obvious, sure to get someone fired (or sued) things not to say around the office. Then there are things to say that can really destroy the team culture and don't really promote growth. Here are some of those things you don't want to hear around the office.

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Is Office Music Causing Distractions?

That music piping into your office or workspace may not be providing the serene, work-promoting ambiance you think it does. In fact, music in the office may be a distraction and concentration breaker.

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How Boosting Physical Fitness Leads to Better Business

If work has become a slog day in and day out, perhaps your physical fitness could be at least partly to blame. Here are ways to incorporate a fitness regime into your daily routine to make it less of a grind and increase your output.